The Harvey E. E. & Nancy Jane (Stansbury) Limes Family

Circa 1894 family photograph of the Harvey E. E. and Nancy Jane Stansbury Limes photograph

Compiled by Linda Jean Limes Ellis
1587 Edgefield Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio  44124

Harvey Edward Estel Limes was born on May 20, 1843.  He was the second oldest son of Harrison Limes and Eliza (Aber) Limes who were married on April 7, 1841 in Highland County, Ohio.  Page 813 of he book, “History of Fayette County”, by R. S. Dills – 1881 – includes Harvey E. E. in the write-up about his father.

Harvey’s paternal grandfather was War of 1812 veteran William Limes (1778-1863) who was buried at Walnut Creek Cemetery, Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio.  Harrison Limes, Harvey’s father (1816-1888) was buried at Cochran Cemetery in Fayette County.

The brothers and sister of Harvey E. E. Limes were:  William II, Harriet Ann, Charles W., Hannah R., Winfield Scott, and Atha Eliza J.

Sergeant Harvey Limes served in the Civil War in the 73rd O.V.I., Co. “G” along with his brother, William II.  Harvey enlisted twice, November 6, 1861 and was discharged on a surgeon’s certificate on August 27, 1862.  He enrolled again on January 16, 1864 and was discharged on July 20, 1865 at the end of the war.  His war papers list him as being born in Fayette County, Ohio and having black eyes, black hair, 5’ 9” tall; a farmer, and a resident of Perry Township, Fayette County, Ohio.

On October 31, 1869, Harvey married Nancy Jane Stansbury of Illinois whom he met while visiting an army friend there.  Harvey E. E. Limes passed away on December 10, 1917 in La Harpe, Kansas and was buried in Iola Kansas.  His wife, Nancy Jane, died on May 7, 1934 in La Harpe, Kansas.

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